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A rendition of Vim's command-line mode for Sublime Text 3.


The current build of VintageousEx is updated frequently.

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This whole package is distributed under the MIT license (see LICENSE.txt).


VintageousEx aims at full cross-platform compatibility. Howerver, I cannot test under OS X, so patches and feedback are welcome.


Download the latest version_, put it under Installed Packages and restart Sublime Text.

.. _latest version: .. TOOD: add link to Vintage's help file

VintageousEx doesn't replace Vintage: To use vi key bindings, you need to enable the Vintage_ package (shipped with Sublime Text and ignored by default).

.. _Vintage:

VintageousEx extends the vi-like functionality provided py Vintage by adding a command-line mode that tries to remain close to Vim's.

Also, because VintageousEx uses commands in the Vintage package, this package must be under your Packages folder with that name. This is mostly important to keep in mind if you contribute code to Vintage and have deleted the original package.


To open the command line, press :.

VintageousEx offers tab completion of top-level commands, so you can type a letter and press Tab to cycle through available commands.

To see the implemented commands, you can look through


These settings should be stored in your personal preferences (Packages/User/Preferences.sublime-settings).


The name of the shell through which commands should be executed (bash, ksh, etc.). If empty, the $SHELL variable will be read when a shell is needed.


The name of the preferred terminal emulator (gnome-terminal, xterm, etc.). If empty, the variables $COLORTERM and $TERM will be read in turn when a terminal is needed.


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